Chowhound.com Ten Years Ago
Anybody other than Jim Leff remember ten years ago when Chowhound.com looked like this?
I started looking at CH in '99 for sure, maybe a little earlier. Read mention of it in a few different publications & finally looked it up. It was a labor of love to work through the threads back then. Much easier to search through now! I didn't start posting for years - didn't have that reliable of computer access or internet access for some time. But always appreciated the tips I gained from the posters over the years. Thanks ya'll!
Wow. The Midwest was lumped into "Elsewhere in America" along with LA, San Francisco and well, everywhere else (and we now complain that that the Midwest is too broad...) and there's exactly one thread re: the Twin Cities.
I'm gratified to see some names I recognize.
I started using Chowhound about 2 years later - early 2000. But the boards looked the same (and did so until less than 2 years ago). But thanks for the link - there are some names there that are now missed on these boards...
Those days bring back such great memories, though I didn't find the board until 1999/2000. I've met such wonderful friends and CHs over the years. I remember actually being able to read every post for the San Francisco, Boston, and NY boards daily - you learned to recognize everyone's names. It made that 'best-of" Chowhound New York Social so much fun, enjoying a delicious potluck and putting names to faces. Hmmm. I wonder if that report is still around, it would be great to read it again.....
Edited: Found it! What a great time.......
No idea social was a great success